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EMS 201 Basic EMT Renewal Challenge
Credit Hours:  .5
Effective Term: Fall 2012
SUN#: None
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: .5 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U
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Description: Designed to support the Arizona Department of Health Services (A-DHS) Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (B-EMS) recertification requirements for Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMTB) according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT-Basic National Curriculum and the Arizona EMT Basic Refresher Curriculum Guidelines. Does not meet National Registry of EMT (NREMT) refresher requirements for EMTs.

Prerequisites: Basic EMT and CPR certifications

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate methods of body substance isolation (BSI) practices in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards, with specific attention to safety issues; identifying equipment concerns and personal protective equipment and clothing.
2. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and perform initial and ongoing patient assessment techniques, compile detailed patient history for conscious and unresponsive patients.
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and successfully perform airway management skills on adult and pediatric victims.
4. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast indications, contraindications, and side effects for nitroglycerin, subcutaneous epinephrine, small volume nebulizers (SVN), metered dose inhalers (MDI), activated charcoal, aspirin, and glucose.
5. (Analysis Level) Identify and describe the types, operation, and drugs used with the analgesic pumps, and EMT basic interventions and the steps in monitoring intravenous (IV) lines.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate complete basic life support skills testing for adult, pediatric, and infant victims by performing five (5) required and one (1) random practical skill based on the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) requirements.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet or exceed current USDOT and NHTSA rules and regulations for recertification as a Basic EMT (http://www.nremt.org/about/about_exams.asp).
2. Meet or exceed current skill standards according to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (http://www.nremt.org/about/about_exams.asp).
3. Meet or exceed current statutes, standards, rules and regulations of the Arizona Dept. of Health Services- BEMS-TMS Division (http://www.azdhs.gov/bems/).